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AgriLife Extension sprinkler system lab to receive certification

Lab will be soon certified to test products for EPA WaterSense label Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – New lawn sprinklers have built-in pressure regulators, but how accurate are they? That’s the question he will soon be able to answer, said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, College Station. Swanson manages the Irrigation Technology Programs Lab of the department of biological and agricultural engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station. Originally, Swanson and Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer, College Station,… Read More →

Fipps named Irrigation Association’s Person of the Year

The Irrigation Association has named Guy Fipps, PhD, PE, the 2015 recipient of its Person of the Year Award. Fipps will accept the award at the 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, Nov. 9 – 13, in Long Beach, Calif. Established in 1952, the Person of the Year Award honors individuals outside of the commercial irrigation industry who have made outstanding contributions toward the acceptance of sound irrigation practices or policies. Award recipients receive a lifetime technical membership to the Irrigation Association. Fipps is a professor and extension… Read More →

BAEN Celebrates its Centennial

On July 6, 1915, the Agricultural Engineering Department was established as an autonomous department within the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.  Agricultural Engineering related courses had been taught under the Agronomy and Civil Engineering Departments for several years, but in 1915, the discipline was recognized as distinct and worthy to be a separate department. Agricultural Engineering began with just one faculty member, Elmer Gee; today, 100 years later, the department has 37 faculty members, 310 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, extensive research projects, and contributes to a variety of… Read More →

Quantifying Connections

By Leslie Lee In 2009, the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar, which imports more than 90 percent of its food, set out to improve its food security and established the Qatar National Food Security Program. Its government turned to a relatively new kind of analysis to test the feasibility of its goal: the water, energy, food (WEF) nexus. “We know that the three resources — water, energy and food — form a nexus with quantifiable interconnections,” said Dr. Rabi H. Mohtar, a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station endowed professor… Read More →

BAEN Fall 2015 Seminar Series – Science and Engineering for Sustainability

Scoates Hall 208 | Presentations at 4:10 pm, Reception at 3:30 pm September 9 Dr. Anish Jantrania, Blackland Research Center, Texas A&M University Water Treatment September 16 Dr. Nazmul Karim, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University Liquid Biofuel September 23 Dr. Matthew Rodell, NASA-GSFC Monitoring Groundwater from Space September 30 Dr. Karen McDonald, University of California – Davis Plant Cell Bioreactor October 14 Dr. Daren Harmel, USDA-ARS Long-Term Agricultural Research Network October 21 (Cancelled) Dr. Chris Scott, University of Arizona Water Governance October 28 Dr. Steve Evett, USDA-ARS Soil… Read More →

Water, energy, food symposium set Nov. 19 in Austin

AUSTIN — With the challenge of climate change, dropping energy reserves and 9 billion people to feed by 2050, it’s time for action, said Dr. Rabi Mohtar, endowed professor with the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station. Mohtar is one of the program planners and speakers of the symposium, “Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus,” set Nov. 19 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, Austin. The program is conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and aimed… Read More →

It’s Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop.

By: Luke Runyon AND Stephanie Paige Ogburn | Courtesy of NPR – All Things Considered It’s May in Rocky Mountain National Park, but on a mountainside 10,829 feet above sea level, snow is falling. It’s pelting Jim Cheatham, a biologist with the National Park Service. Shrugging off the cold, Cheatham seizes a teachable moment. This snow, he says, holds more than just water. “Chances are it’s carrying the excess nitrogen we’re talking about,” says Cheatham. For the past eight years, the biologist has spent most of his time thinking… Read More →

Class on high-strength wastewater systems set June 29-30

Temple class offers education opportunities for licensed site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators and other professionals By: Robert Burns TEMPLE – A two-day class, Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High Strength and Hydraulic Loading, has been set June 29-30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple. The class is designed for professional wastewater site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators, operation, maintenance and monitoring services providers, said Dr. Anish Jantrania, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wastewater specialist, Temple. “The purpose of this course is to… Read More →

BAEN Newsletter – April 2015

Scoates Hall is looking great and is filled with students, faculty, and staff who have returned to their daily routines. As usual, we are very proud of their accomplishments. This is an exciting year for BAEN because we are turning 100! In this issue, you will read about the future activities planned to celebrate this event. I hope you can join us for some of them. The picture above shows some BAEN seniors who had the opportunity to work with engineers in Ecuador. This type of activity certainly has great impact on their preparation… Read More →

Mohtar & Singh receive international water-resources awards

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently. Dr. Vijay Singh, distinguished professor with the department of biological and agricultural engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, has been selected to receive the International Water Resources Association’s Crystal Drop award, according to the association’s website. Dr. Rabi Mohtar, endowed professor with the same department, has been selected to present the Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture. “It’s definitely a… Read More →